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Old 09-25-2012, 03:03 PM   #61
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I gotta ask crybaby...

What line of work takes you to Van Horn?

Van Horn is literally in the middle of no where...

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:09 PM   #62
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Just posted this in Texas Adventure Riders check in here maybe it belongs here instead...



In the process of relocating from Toronto Canada, to Wichita Falls Texas. Cant wait to ride year round, dont know if this is the right forum to post in but if anyone knows any good spots around I'm all ears Maybe ill see some of you soon.

Chris,
This particular thread is for West Texas, which is about 500 miles from Wichita Falls, but welcome to Texas...
Your riding choices are Oklahoma and Arkansas unless you want to drive 8 hours west to New Mexico.
The area around Muenster, Texas... along the Red River is popular
and the area between Memphis and Childress is another area on the Prairie Dog Town fork of the Red River
but I haven't been to either place since the mid 70's
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #63
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Thanks for the info and yes I am coming to terms with the long distances between areas. When I was out there interviewing I went up to Cloudcroft and explored the town and area - I got a map from the Forest Service showing the legal trails so that will probably be one of my explorational starting points at least till the ara is snowed out. Does Big Bend State Park allow OHV's?

I have an plated XR400 for the dirt and trails and a 650 wee strom setup for camping off the bike.
There's an organized ride coming up in Big Bend. Here's a link:

http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2807.0

Maybe we can go for a ride sometime.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:24 AM   #64
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I gotta ask crybaby...

What line of work takes you to Van Horn?

Van Horn is literally in the middle of no where...

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I am an aerospace engineer - I will be working for a small private company there.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:28 AM   #65
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There's an organized ride coming up in Big Bend. Here's a link:

http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2807.0

Maybe we can go for a ride sometime. I'd like that let me get settled in for a bit and then let's ride
This sounds like a great time and I'll try to make it this year It's only about a hundred miles from Van Horn and I hear that is s short distance in Texas - I don't know what my new work schedule will be until early Nov so I'll play it by ear for now but this sounds fun. If I make it I'll be camping out of my van
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:23 AM   #66
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I am an aerospace engineer - I will be working for a small private company there.
If you're working for the company that has the space port north of Van Horn on HWY 54, we need to talk about riding on that ranch...
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #67
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Bingo - we have a winner

I was told during the interview that offroad riding is very prohibited on that ranch, including employee access - Also was told that is one of the fastest ways to be fired.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:42 AM   #68
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Bingo - we have a winner

I was told during the interview that offroad riding is very prohibited on that ranch, including employee access - Also was told that is one of the fastest ways to be fired.
Bummer

We would probably do less damage than a rocket launch...

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #69
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Aerospace... it was either that or fixing flats at the truck stop...

Good luck with the venture. Will the public be invited to see a launch?

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:33 PM   #70
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This particular thread is for West Texas, which is about 500 miles from Wichita Falls, but welcome to Texas...
Your riding choices are Oklahoma and Arkansas unless you want to drive 8 hours west to New Mexico.
The area around Muenster, Texas... along the Red River is popular
and the area between Memphis and Childress is another area on the Prairie Dog Town fork of the Red River
but I haven't been to either place since the mid 70's
Thanks for the reply, I'll have to look into those spots for sure. I also might have to spring for a set of 17"s and pop some wheelies with sm crowd around DFW. Lots of possibilities down south, cant wait to see what kind of trouble I can find
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #71
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West Texans, Im in Fort Stockton (Alpine soon) and will have my new KLR 650 some time in October. I am about 120 miles east of Van Horn. I have a Jeep that I cruise around in now. Not much off road because I dont know of much, but I like a Balmorhea, Fort Davis, Marfa, Alpine route. Hovey Road is a nice dirt road ride. I plan on some Big Bend Ranch State Park runs also and the county roads mentioned earlier in this thread.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #72
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Hi Guys,
I'm living in Andrews, stuck between Lubbock and Odessa. I just picked up a 1998 R 1100 GS, if any one knows of any good places to ride around here please let me know.

Merry Christmas,
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:42 AM   #73
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This is a pretty good weekend ride.... http://goo.gl/maps/4KZzU

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:53 AM   #74
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Hi Guys,
I'm living in Andrews, stuck between Lubbock and Odessa. I just picked up a 1998 R 1100 GS, if any one knows of any good places to ride around here please let me know.

Merry Christmas,
Bill
The area west of Carlsbad around Queen is the nearest place worth riding to...
Cloudcroft...too cold in the winter
Big Bend Nat'l park...usually warmer than the rest of the state
Presidio & Big Bend State Park...
Ojinaga, Mexico...if you're more adventureous....
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #75
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This is a pretty good weekend ride.... http://goo.gl/maps/4KZzU

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Excellent, thank you very much. I'll try it out after the holidays.
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